Income Maintenance Period

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Leave and redundancy payments may affect a persons social security benefit
amount under the income maintenance period (IMP). Under the IMP an amount
included in the individuals income test for a specified number of weeks. This can
result in the person receiving a reduced entitlement or precluding them entirely
from receiving a payment.
A person can be required to serve and IMP where they are claiming:
Newstart Allowance
Youth Allowance
Partner Allowance
Austudy Payment
Widow Allowance
Parenting Payment
Disability Support Pension (except if the individual is permanently blind), or
Sickness Allowance


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